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Preparing for a Public Consultation

CPD/APC Credits: 30

This one-day course tackles challenging issues through a worked example to illustrate potential pitfalls; it provides delegates with solid techniques to arrive at well considered options.

Who is it for?

Ideal for consultation professionals who have a good general understanding of public engagement and consultation or public policy and want to learn more about pre-consultation best practice.

Course Aim

• To equip participants to conduct the full range of preparatory activities to ensure a robust public consultation process, building upon tCI’s experience of pre-consultation best practice

• To demonstrate effective ways to secure meaningful engagement of citizens and stakeholder organisations in the pre-consultation phase, using a fully-worked example of a consultation affecting thousands of people and local communities

• To illustrate the practical application of an Options Assessment and Scoring methodology

• To provide participants with the know-how and confidence to make a bigger contribution to the development of proposals for public consultation

Key Learning Points

• How to identify and understand stakeholders and use the tried-and-tested techniques of stakeholder mapping

• The use of issues papers to scope a consultation and identify those who wish to be involved in solutions development

• How to assess and scope possible solutions as part of the options development

Companion Course

The companion Course, Conducting a Public Consultation, is a seamless follow-up. It uses the same worked example and focuses on the formal consultation based upon the options developed in Preparing for a Public Consultation.

There can be advantages in attending both in rapid succession and the Institute can offer a two-day, back-to-back package for in-house delivery.

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